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Application Security Specialist

£75000 - £80000 per annum

Managing this Role

Jake Taylor

Associate Consultant 0207 759 7878

A keen sportsman and member of his local rugby team in London, Jake is naturally adept at spotting top performers. With a specific candidate pool from professional services, Jake sources the best cyber security talent for clients in the South East.


Seniority: Mid - Level

Job Type: Permanent

Geographical coverage: London

Market: Mid to Senior Security professionals including Security Analyst’s, Engineers and Architects

Blackthorn Trace are working with one of the world's largest online ticketing providers. Operating in over 45 countries they have over 80 million visits to their website/app each month. They are now looking to add to their current security team after phenomenal growth in recent years.

Their application security team works closely with development and operations to build security in to applications and support processes. They provide assurance in the application lifecycle in various areas, including; design reviews, supporting automated code scanning, performing targeted application vulnerability assessments, and ethical hacking across systems.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensuring ongoing security of multichannel operations covering ecommerce, mobile, and customer relations
  • Helping to embed security in the development and operational lifecycle, and showing continued security value by presenting risk from the customer and business perspective
  • Ensuring teams have what they need to deliver secure code and applications including the skills, tools and training
  • Static and dynamic security testing including code scanning, hands on targeted assessments and ethical hacking
  • Ownership of security toolsets for the discovery and investigation of potential vulnerabilities and activity monitoring
  • Reviewing and advising on application architecture and designs
  • Acting as security evangelist and 'mentor' to the business and development teams

Knowledge & Experience

  • Excellent skills in penetration testing
  • Experience working with external pen testers
  • A thorough knowledge of cyber and information security
  • Experience or working knowledge of a variety of SAST and DAST security tools
  • Hands on exposure with web application firewalls
  • Knowledge of infrastructure security scanning software
  • Knowledge of secure development practices
  • Able to analyse technical data to decipher, prioritise and act upon findings
  • Knowledge of software security standards
  • Knowledge of current information security standards and regulations

The team you will be joining are extremely passionate about the company and the industry. They are looking for a very personable and proactive candidate to join their family. If you are looking to join a company that offers, clear progression and development for the future then please get in touch now!

Blackthorn Trace, trading name of Huntress Search Ltd, acts as a Recruitment Agency in relation to all Permanent roles and as a Recruitment Business in relation to all Temporary roles.

PLEASE NOTE: We can only consider applications from candidates who have the right to work in the UK.

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